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Short Stories: Solitude and Loneliness

Five short stories—by Anton Chekhov, Katherine Mansfield, Bharati Mukherjee, Anthony Doerr, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—explore various isolation, solitude, and loneliness pathologies from the perspectives of different lives and cultures.

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Tense Encounters in Anton Chekhov's 'The Duel'

The most interesting aspect of this film is the tension between the entrenched, traditional older generation and their more liberal, younger counterparts.

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Walk the Blue Fields by Claire Keegan

Treating the dismay and dissatisfaction of her characters as a quiet inconvenience, the real tragedy of these stories is their tone of grim and expedient inevitability.

Rachel Balik
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The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov

In the space of these five short works the conscientious reader can chart the gradual awakening of a major talent.

Tim O'Neil
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